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Democracy in America - Alexis de Tocqueville, Isaac Kramnick, Gerald Bevan
Democracy in America
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In 1831 Alexis de Tocqueville, a young French aristocrat and ambitious civil servant, made a nine-month journey throughout America. The result was Democracy in America, a monumental study of the life and institutions of the evolving nation. Tocqueville looked to the flourishing democratic system... show more
In 1831 Alexis de Tocqueville, a young French aristocrat and ambitious civil servant, made a nine-month journey throughout America. The result was Democracy in America, a monumental study of the life and institutions of the evolving nation. Tocqueville looked to the flourishing democratic system in America as a possible model for post-revolutionary France, believing that the egalitarian ideals it enshrined reflected the spirit of the age and even divine will. His insightful work has become one of the most influential political texts ever written on America and an indispensable authority on democracy.   This new edition is the only one that contains all Tocqueville's writings on America, including the rarely-translated Two Weeks in the Wilderness, an account of Tocqueville's travels in Michigan among the Iroquois, and Excursion to Lake Oneida.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140447606 (0140447601)
ASIN: 140447601
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 992
Edition language: English
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Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
4.0 Democracy in America
The book's basis was a nine month visit to America by De Tocqueville in 1831, ostensibly to study America's prison system. It was an interesting time to visit America, half-way between the establishment of the constitution and the Civil War. In the course of the visit he met former president John Qu...
Edward
Edward rated it
0.0 Democracy in America
ChronologyIntroduction & NotesFurther ReadingTranslator's Note--Democracy in AmericaNotes--Two Weeks in the Wilderness--Excursion to Lake Oneida
Kate Reads
Kate Reads rated it
This is the one book that I read in the core that I would reccomend to anybody.
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